Schurter Family History

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Schurter Name Meaning

Swiss German: occupational name for a bill collector, from Alemannic schurten ‘to collect debts’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Schutter, Schuster, Scherzer, Schuder, Scherger, Schuler, Scherber

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Schurter Family Origin

Where is the Schurter family from?

Schurter Family Occupations

What did your Schurter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Cattle Trader and Works In Brewery were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Schurter. The most common Schurter occupation in the USA was Cattle Trader. 50% of Schurter's were Cattle Traders.

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  • Cattle Trader

    50%
  • Works In Brewery

    50%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schurter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schurter Historical Records

What Schurter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schurter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schurter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Schurter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Schurter. For the veterans among your Schurter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schurter Life Expectancy

What is the average Schurter lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schurter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Schurter in 1963 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schurter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schurter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Schurter Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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